#WhereAreTheChildren: The stunning hypocrisy over the 2014 ‘migrants in cage’ photo

By: Renee Nal | New Zeal

Losing children is only bad if it happens on Trump’s watch.

If a reputable think tank or academic institution came up with the perfect experiment to prove anti-Trump hysteria, it would likely not compete with the breathtaking hypocrisy demonstrated this weekend over a photo showing unaccompanied alien children sleeping in a holding cell.

READ: #WhereAreTheChildren: A Quick Primer on ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’

The photo was taken in 2014, but many people mistakenly thought they photo was taken recently and used the occasion to express typical over-the-top outrage at President Trump without knowing anything about the circumstances of the photo. While it is expected that socialists and racebaiters such as Shaun King, Linda Sarsour and Qasim Rashid or activist actors such as Mia Farrow and Rosanna Arquette would leap before investigating the facts, many other “twitter verified” (have the blue check mark next to their names) and otherwise prominent democrats and journalists also jumped in with both feet, using the photo to lament about Trump holding children in cages.

Some of these partisan hacks include Jon Favreau, Obama’s speechwriter, Jake Silverstein, Editor in Chief of The New York Times Magazine, “award-winning journalist” Lauren Wolfe, NY Times Best-Selling Author of “I’M JUDGING YOU” Luvvie Ajayi, Senior investigative reporter Propublica T. Christian Miller, Editor of CounterPunch Jeffrey St. Clair,  The Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, the Chief Executive Officer of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and CNN Reporter Hadas Gold.

Here are some of the tweets (some are screenshots of deleted tweets) and stick around for a bit of commentary below.

Jon Favreau

CNN Reporter Hadas Gold

While Red Raccoon is not verified, he has a large social media reach:

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA sums it up.

As an aside, when confronted by the fact that the article they are all promoting as an example of “Evil Trump” was from their God-King Obama, the reactions ranged from denial (deleting the tweet), to lashing out.

Lauren Wolfe, who writes for “The Nation” (the house journal of the oldest and most radical left think tank in D.C., the Institute for Policy Studies) had one of the most over-the-top “I am a victim” freak-outs about the whole thing, even creating a poll to illustrate how much of a victim she is.

Here is just a sample. Wow.

I have two takeaways from this:

  1. The circumstances don’t matter. The left really just wants to be outraged at Trump. This news story came out in 2014, and much worse came out in 2016 when it was revealed that Obama’s administration was not properly following up on the unaccompanied alien children, leading to repeated abuse. Those news stories barely registered as a blip in the news cycle. It is not about the kids, it is about ideology.
  2. One thing that genuinely surprised this author is that so many reflexively tweeted out the “migrants in cage” story without checking it. Is this evidence that these people genuinely believe the constant lies coming from people like Shaun King, who literally just deleted a bevy of tweets after he falsely called out a police officer -by name- for rape which turned out to be a completely fake story.

It is amazing that even after all this, the left does not understand why Americans distrust the mainstream media and voted for President Trump.

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